Have you ever made your own Thousand Island Dressing? Once you try this Thousand Island Dressing Recipe, you will never buy the stuff from the grocery store again!!
Origins of Thousand Island Dressing
Anyone who has ever visited the gorgeous Thousand Island, in Upstate NY, has tried 100 Island Dressing. Depending on what island you visited, you probably got different versions of the story of who created the popular dressing.
It is reported that George Boldt, the builder of Boldt castle and propietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, in NYC, had his chef put it on the menu at the Hotel. But that is one of many stories. To learn more, see this Wikipedia article.
The beauty of making your own Thousand Island is that I can guarantee you that you have all of the ingredients that you will need in your refrigerator and pantry! Guaranteed! It only has 8 ingredients plus salt and pepper!
You need to hard boil an egg, which will take approximately 10 minutes with a large egg. Once that is done, this Thousand Island Recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes! What could be easier?
There are no weird added ingredients that you can’t pronounce. It is gluten and dairy free, so don’t have to worry about reading the ingredients to make sure that there are none of those allergens, too! You control the sodium, as well!
How to Make Thousand Island Dressing
- Chop onion very fine. Mince garlic very fine.
- Add a pinch of salt to garlic. Flatten with the edge of your chef’s knife, pressing hard, over and over until a thick paste forms.
- Mix garlic, onion, minced egg, ketchup, mayonnaise, lemon juice and spices in a small bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes, so flavors can mingle.
Store leftover Thousand Island Dressing in covered container in refrigerator.
How Long Will Thousand Island Dressing Last?
Thousand Island Dressing will last about 10 days, covered, in refrigerator.
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Thousand Island Dressing
- 1/2 large clove garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. finely minced onion
- 3/4 c. mayonnaise
- 3-4 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled
- 1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 large hard boiled egg pushed through fine mesh sieve
- 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Hard boil egg. Place egg in small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil. Once water is at a full rolling boil, remove from heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Then run cold water into the pan to cool the egg. Once the egg has cooled, push 1/2 of it through fine mesh strainer.
- Make a paste with the garlic and salt by crushing the garlic with the side of your knife.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Place in refrigerator. Can be stored for 4 days in refrigerator.
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